Manuel Beck is training to become a warehouse logistics specialist at Ingram Micro

Warehouse Logistics Training in Brandenburg: A Map of Germany in Your Head

Blackberry.Manuel Beck is completing his professional training as a Warehouse Logistics Specialist. He reports his way to vocational training and what the logistics have to offer.

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Professional training at Ingram Micro in the field of logistics

The logistics accept or send the goods, carefully check whether the type and quantity correspond to the information in the papers. You document the flow of goods, you have an overview of the warehouse and the goods are stored there in pre-planned places. The tasks of specialists in warehouse logistics are diverse. “It’s an interesting and varied job,” says Manuel Beck, who is completing his second training year at the Ingram Micro in Großbeeren (Teltow-Fläming).

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Great interest and willingness to learn

Anyone interested in logistics should be open-minded and willing to learn, says the 23-year-old, who lives in Mahlow (Teltow-Fläming). Math is required, because numbers are always important to logistics professionals. But good knowledge of English is also useful, if only because it facilitates communication with warehouse staff, who in Ingram Micro belong to more than 50 countries. “You also have to be culturally open to colleagues who are not of German origin,” says Manuel Beck. An interest in geography is also helpful. After all, one of the tasks of a warehouse logistics specialist is to plan truck routes. This works better and faster if you already have a map of Germany in your head.

From temporary assistant to apprentice: Manuel satisfied with the operation in Brandenburg

Manuel Beck came to the training company Ingram Micro on the recommendation of his brother: “He worked here as a warehouse worker.” He also worked as a temporary worker for the company for a few weeks before starting his apprenticeship in August 2020. The company encourages this opportunity to get to know each other through experiential work. After graduating from high school, Manuel Beck initially completed an apprenticeship as a power electronics and building technology technician, but failed his final exams. He did not allow himself to be discouraged, but rather took a new career path. He feels comfortable in the Ingram Micro. “The company is doing everything it can to help the trainees,” he says.

Brandenburg Logistics Company: progressive and expert knowledge

Automation is more advanced in the logistics provider, which is part of a group based in the USA, than many other companies in the industry. Interaction with sophisticated electronic control systems determines everyday life. This brings physical comfort, as the hiking trails that have to be covered in the camp are not as long as anywhere else.

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On the other hand, it has higher intellectual demands. In Manuel Beck’s view, technical progress is expected to be rapid, especially in the logistics sector. So the willingness to learn is also required after completion of the training. Depending on the field of application, special knowledge is sometimes required on the job. The intern explains: “If, for example, drugs or auto parts are handled, you also need to be aware of the scope in question.” Anyone wishing to advance professionally in a warehouse can complete additional training to become a logistics expert.

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For Manuel Beck, the first thing on the agenda is completing a three-year apprenticeship. He has a short commute to work from his parents’ home in Mahlow. If the development of the Corona pandemic allows, he would like to play sports, perhaps boxing.

From MAZ Online

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